SOURCE: Consulting Magazine

Consulting Magazine

August 24, 2011 16:59 ET

Bain Takes Top Spot in Annual Consulting's Best Firms to Work For Survey

It's Nine Years and Counting at No. 1 for Bain & Company: Stroud Consulting Is the Best Small Firm to Work For

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Bain & Company has done it again. For the ninth consecutive year, Bain continues to outpace the competition in Consulting magazine's annual Best Firms to Work For survey. In 2011, the firm grabbed the top spot again by finishing first in five of the six facets of employee satisfaction: Firm Culture, Career Development, Compensation & Benefits, Client Engagement and Firm Leadership. Bain finished near the top of consultants' perception of Work/Life Balance, as well. The complete survey findings were published today in the September/October issue of Consulting magazine.

"Year after year, Bain continues to lead the pack. Clearly, it is the profession's premier employer of choice," says Consulting's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Joseph Kornik. "Bain's run is incredibly impressive. Not only does it maintain its high standards, Bain seems to improve each year."

In addition to Bain, The 2011 Best Firms to Work For list includes (in alphabetical order): Accenture, A.T. Kearney, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Boston Consulting Group, Crowe Horwath, Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young, Huron Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Monitor, North Highland, Point B, PwC, and Slalom Consulting.

Meanwhile, The Best Small Firm to Work For was Stroud Consulting. Stroud, an operations management firm, has captured the top sport three of the last four years.

In all, the Best Firms to Work For survey drew detailed employee engagement insights from more than 13,000 consultants, representing approximately 350 consulting firms. For full editorial coverage -- including the full rankings and all associated charts -- visit

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